How do AP or IB Credits Affect Composition Placement?

With certain scores on AP or IB tests, students can earn credit for CO130 (Academic Writing), CO150 (College Composition), and/or E140 (The Study of Literature).

What If I’ve taken AP Tests?

Advanced Placement Test: English Literature and Composition

  • Score of 3 = E140 credit
  • Score of 4 = E 140 credit and CO130 credit
  • Score of 5 = E 140 credit and CO150 credit

 

Advanced Placement Test: English Language and Composition

  • Score of 3 = CO130 credit
  • Score of 4 = CO150 credit
  • Score of 5 = CO130 credit and CO150 credit

 

Students who receive BOTH a 5 on the AP Composition and Literature test AND either a 4 or 5 on the AP Language and Composition test are awarded credit for E140, CO130 and CO150.

  • CO150: College Composition credit will satisfy the All-University Core Curriculum Intermediate Writing requirement (AUCC Category 1A).
  • E140: The Study of Literature will satisfy 3 of the 6 credits required for the All-University Core Curriculum Category 3B Arts/Humanities requirement.
  • CO130: Academic Writing will satisfy 3 elective credits.

 

Official score reports must be submitted for advanced-standing credit to be awarded. Unofficial copies will not be accepted. Instructions to request scores can be viewed at http://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores/score-reporting CSU’s Code is 4075.

Check your records in RAMweb

Access your student record online to view transfer credit that may have been awarded. Log in to RAMweb.colostate.edu using your eID, navigate to the Records section (right column) and select View My Transfer Credits (last bullet). Questions about your transfer credit should be directed to the Registrar’s Office: (970) 491-7159 or transferoffice@colostate.edu.

What if I’ve taken International Baccalaureate Tests?

International Baccalaureate Scores:

Scores in English A: Language and Literature Scores in English A: Literature Scores in English B: Literature
Standard Level: Score of 4, 5, 6, or 7 = CO130 credit Standard Level: Score of 4, 5, 6, or 7 = E140 Credit —-
Higher Level: Score of 4 = CO130 credit Higher Level: Score of 4 = E140 credit Higher Level: Score of 4 = E140, CO150, and 3 elective credits
Higher Level: Score of 5, 6, or 7 = E140 and CO150 credit Higher Level: Score of 5, 6, or 7 = E140 and CO150 credit Higher Level: Score of 5, 6, or 7 = E140, CO150, and 6 elective credits

 

  • CO150: College Composition credit will satisfy the All-University Core Curriculum Intermediate Writing requirement (AUCC Category 1A).
  • E140: The Study of Literature will satisfy 3 of the 6 credits required for the All-University Core Curriculum Category 3B Arts/Humanities requirement.

 

An official copy for any IB (International Baccalaureate) exam must be sent to Colorado State University. Unofficial copies will not be accepted. Requests to have scores sent to CSU may be submitted through:

Transcript Officer
International Baccalaureate North America
475 Riverside Drive, Ste 240
New York, NY 10115
Phone: 212-296-4464
Fax: 212-889-9242
Email: transcripts.ibna@ibo.org
Website: www.ibo.org
Obtaining Transcripts

Check your records in RAMweb

Access your student record online to view transfer credit that may have been awarded. Log in to RAMweb.colostate.edu using your eID, navigate to the Records section (right column) and select View My Transfer Credits (last bullet). Questions about your transfer credit should be directed to the Registrar’s Office: (970) 491-7159 or transferoffice@colostate.edu.

 

Questions?

The CSU Composition Placement Program is directed by Nancy Henke. For questions about the program, please contact Emily Morgan, Composition Program Coordinator, at (970) 491-1898 or email her at Emily.J.Morgan@colostate.edu